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Royal Armouries is governed by a Board of Trustees appointed by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, and managed by a directorate under the leadership of the Director General and Master of the Armouries.

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Finest Sheffield steel

One of the finest pairs of Colt 1861 navy revolvers in the world, in mint, unfired condition, are in the Royal Armouries collection. They were presented to Mark Firth, the Sheffield Steelmaker who supplied Colt with steel.